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White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk

...rction" are treated either with procedures such as balloon angioplasty or bypass surgery or are managed with medications that relieve their chest pain....

Surgery a safety in senility

...reatment where a fine tube with a small inflatable balloon attached is inserted and the balloon inflated to widen the artery.Results indicated that those who were put on medication were twice as l...

Health at heights

A long balloon trip is a hazardous business. Crew members have to spend days together in a confined space, and if a health problem arises they cannot call a doctor. The crew's bodies are put under immense strain during the days of a major flight. This means t...

Re-blockage of heart arteries prevented by vitamins

...nting heart attacks. It involves inserting a small balloon into the blood vessel and then inflating it to push the walls of the vessel apart. The problem is that in 20 per cent of cases the vessel re-blocks - a process called restenosis which leaves the patient where they were before the operation.// But n...

Cut your puff's

...giograms before the blocked artery was opened with balloon angioplasty or stenting. The average clot size of those who smoked a cigarette in the six hours before their heart attack was 25 square millimetres.In those who had smoked a cigarette between six and 24 hours before their attack the average clot size...

Statins reduce risks for angioplasty patients

...arteries without major surgery by inserting a tiny balloon to the narrowest point and inflating the balloon. But 3 of every 5 patients who go through the procedure will suffer a major setback within 4 years. Some patients suffer heart attacks, others need repeat angioplasty or bypass surgery. A new study, i...

Cholesterol Drug Helps After Angioplasty

...tery blockage that keeps blood from the heart. The balloon is inflated and crushes the blockage to the side of the artery wall to allow for greater blood flow. The correction rarely is permanent, however. "More than a million Americans under angioplasty or similar procedures each year," Serruys said. "Altho...

Surgery a safety in senility

...reatment where a fine tube with a small inflatable balloon attached is inserted and the balloon inflated to widen the artery.Results indicated that those who were put on medication were twice as l...

Heart test may detect death risk

...identify patients at increased risk of death after balloon angioplasty, a new study shows.// Blood levels of the enzyme creatine kinase-MB rise after a heart attack. The rise indicates injury to the heart muscle. Measuring CK-MB is a standard diagnostic test for heart attacks. Foundation in Ohio found peop...

Surgery a safety in senility

...reatment where a fine tube with a small inflatable balloon attached is inserted and the balloon inflated to widen the artery.Results indicated that those who were put on medication were twice as l...

Enduring anti-clotting treatment avails heart patients

...risk of problems. Angioplasty involves inserting a balloon and then a device called a stent into a blocked coronary artery.// It's often life-saving, for it opens up the artery again. However, one complication that often occurs when such percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) take place is clotting. Pr...

Damage to arteries from injury can be avoided with carbon monoxide

...ejection of the// organ, in angioplasty, placing a balloon in the artery causes damage to the vessel walls. This in turn triggers the immune system response. A new study has however, revealed that pre-treatment with carbon monoxide may protect the arteries from damage that occurs during such procedures. Res...

Bone Marrow Cells Help Heart Attack Patients

...ned 40 heart attack patients who were treated with balloon angioplasty and had mesh tube stents implanted to keep their vessels open. Twenty patients were injected with stem cells made from their own bone marrow, and the other 20 patients served as a control group. Stem cells are immature cells that can stil...

Cancer Drug Opens Arteries

Each year about 400,000 Americans undergo balloon angioplasty to clear blocked arteries. In many cas...doctors cleared his blocked arteries with standard balloon angioplasty then inserted special metal stents to keep the arteries open. These new stents are coate...

Stent Effective In Keeping Arteries Open

...e metal mesh tubes used to keep vessels open after balloon angioplasty opens the clogged artery. Everolimus also has promise in preventing heart and kidney rejection after transplantation....

A Benefit In Disguise

...ngioplasty, a minimally invasive procedure where a balloon is threaded to the site and inflated. However, 60 percent of treated patients’ arteries re-narrow within a year. For the study, researchers looked at 650 patients with PAD who underwent angioplasty. The patients were asked if they smoked and if they...

The Success Rate Of Angioplasty In Female Patients Low

...of about 870 men and about 160 women who underwent balloon angioplasty to clear blocked arteries following a heart attack. While both sexes had about the same success rate for the initial procedure, after 30 days, women were significantly more likely to have died than men: nearly 15 percent compared to about...

The Efficacy Of Newer Stents Questioned

People who undergo a balloon angioplasty to open a clogged artery often receive...nths later, a common problem for anyone undergoing balloon angioplasty. Thirty percent of the bare-metal stent patients experienced reblockage compared to just...

Preventing Strokes Using Less Invasive Techniques

...artery. Then, the artery is widened by inflating a balloon at the tip of the catheter. A wire stent is inserted to hold the artery open. Though surgery has traditionally been the preferred method of treating carotid artery disease, researchers now say that with its usual success comes significant risks . Th...

Angioplasty death risk reduced by doubling drug dose

...on-tipped catheter is threaded into an artery. The balloon is inflated to compress plaque in the artery and unblock the vessel. A small synthetic tube - stent is used to hold the vessel open, but arteries often re-close if blood clots form to protect the body against bleeding. Patients commonly take the dru...

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